“A wonderful holiday.” I stayed here as a party of 5 on a girls holiday. We arrived to a lovely welcome pack of cheese, ham, bread, biscuits , wine and beer. A nice touch and we were grateful to sit down and have a quick bite before getting a big shop in.
Accommodation was perfect. We each took a room including using the sofa bed as a room. Worked out well. Kitchen had everything you'd need and is even more spacious than the photos would have you believe. Bedrooms are clean and all nicely laid out with plenty of room for clothes etc.
Pool was perfect and ideal for families. Lots of pool toys in a covered container and buckets and spades, table tennis and a small putting green.
Location is outside of town and a good 25-30 min walk to the centre of Playa Blanca. Taxi 3-4 Euro back. Large supermarket opposite the bus station is fully stocked and by far the best place for a big shop.
Owner was easy to deal with and very responsive to my queries.
Cons: we had some very heavy rainfall while we were staying at villa and when rain came at a certain angle it literally poured into the sofa bed room through a damaged seal window. We used buckets, towels and mops to control it. Agent said this was normal as it comes through the air vents. There was also similar issue in master bedroom but not as bad. This room and bed sheets felt a bit damp. I guess as a result of this occurring frequently over winter months. Agent left a couple of bottles of wine for the inconvenience and replaced towels. I guess this dries over the summer months.
Overall however I would highly recommend and would consider returning with my family in the future. It's quiet, secure, private, clean and well equipped.
“Lovely Villa - book it!” Stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it!
The owner was really helpful from the outset, offering plenty of advice and we loved all the recommendations for local cuisine, especially Sebastyans!
The villa was ideal for us - clean and spacious with everything and more needed to make it feel a real home from home.
Would happily recommend this villa - and the pool too!
“Non Driver first villa holiday” Our group consisted of my husband, our 19-year-old son and myself. We stayed for 8 nights at the end of May so my apologies for the delay in posting this review.
I have always used the services of a travel agent in the past and this was our first ever self-book/ villa holiday. I admit to being very nervous about the whole process especially as we are non-drivers and I was particularly concerned that transport around the villa would be an issue. Dave and Carol communicated with me throughout the booking process (and whilst we were at the villa) which helped ease my worries and their advance information, hints, tips, recommendations, directions etc. were greatly appreciated.
We left the airport and easily found the taxi rank which was supervised and right outside the main entrance (we ignored drivers touting inside as we were not convinced they use authorised taxis). The journey to the villa took around 30 minutes at a cost of 50 Euros + tip. We did miss the villa in the dark and had to go around the block again but if we had carefully followed the directions given to us we really shouldn’t have missed it. The taxi drivers English was even less than my very limited Spanish so communication wasn’t easy. This was something I found throughout the island (although menus in restaurants were available in English and many other different languages), why I was surprised at the “lack of English” I really don’t know, I was on a Spanish island after all, but I suppose I am used to going to large touristy places where they seem to make a point of employing English speaking staff.
The villa is accurately described on the website and by the many other very satisfied reviewers so there is little point describing it in detail again although I would add my agreement that it is extremely clean and extremely well equipped. I particularly appreciated the washing machine as I managed to wash all our clothes before going home which was a great help as we were returning to have a new kitchen fitted and would be without access to our own machine. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were comfy as we all slept well. We needed the ceiling fans on during the night but I’m not sure how it would be without air-conditioning at the height of summer. The WIFI worked very well which was very important to my teenage son. Whilst the pool isn’t huge and is overlooked from the villas either side it was clean and I enjoyed having it to myself (pool cleaners came once whilst we were there). There is private off street parking for anyone who needs it.
The villa itself is in a very quiet residential area just 2 minutes’ walk to a well-stocked Dino supermarket where you can get everything you need for a self-catering holiday including delicious fresh bread and pastries. Fortunately, it is open until 10 pm which was great as we arrived just after 9 pm so we had sufficient time to nip out to get supplies in for breakfast. I noticed when searching for a villa that some arrange welcome food packs and whilst there was no formal pack there were various items available tea, coffee, cooking oil, salt and pepper etc. This was the one thing I forgot to ask about before going and found we needed to replace disposable items during our stay- kitchen rolls, toilet rolls, bin bags, washing up liquid, disinfectant wipes but soap powder and dishwasher tablets were supplied. I think many of the items (including sun cream, shower gels etc) were left over from previous holiday makers; we left various items ourselves, so I do not know what anyone can expect to find on future visits.
A taxi rank is opposite Dino’s although we rarely saw a taxi there so ended up using the bus to Playa Blanca and getting a taxi back (4 or 5 Euros +tip).The bus stop was only a further 2 minutes’ walk from Dino’s. The buses are every 30 minutes (even on a Sunday) and the fare was a fixed price of 1 Euro 40 whether going 1 stop or the whole route. There are timetable details in the very full information folder provided by the owners. I did phone and book a taxi (number in information folder) for our return journey to the airport and I managed to easily communicate time and date then had to phone again and change it when I realised I had given the wrong date (still living that one down!) the taxi turned up on time so I now realise I should have phoned and booked a taxi instead of using the bus especially considering the bus fares for the 3 of us wasn’t really much cheaper.
The villa is very close to the promenade where a 10/15 minute walk along it will take you to Marina Rubicon. This is a lovely quiet area with lots of restaurants and a small selection of shops and a market twice a week. We ate in several restaurants at the Marina and always had a good meal – they all had entertainment – singers which added to the experience. If you walk for another 10 minutes you will find a lovely little beach, carry on for about another 10 minutes and you will arrive at Playa Blanca itself. Both the Marina and Playa Blanca are very clean and family friendly resort. Playa Blanca is the busier of the two but nowhere near Blackpool level. I have an intermittent problem with my ankle but still managed to walk from Playa Blanca to the villa, I wouldn’t win any awards for speed but it is definitely doable for anyone with reasonable fitness level as it is mainly flat or where needed has ramps for wheelchairs or prams.
We went into Playa Blanca on three nights and ate in different restaurants each time but always ended up in the Irish pub –forget its name. The table service in the pub was fantastic and although it had good entertainment each night (singers) it was a bit repetitive as the same guy was singing the exact same playlist 3 nights later.
We didn’t venture very far from the villa as my husband was poorly when we arrived (man flu) and as the week went on my son got it too. They both shamelessly used this as an excuse to stay as much as possible reading and sunbathing beside the pool or up on the balcony and outvoted me at every turn when I tried to persuade them to go anywhere. This villa is a lovely place to stay, really comfortable and well decorated and bright and airy with lovely views. Close to all necessary amenities and within easy reach of lovely cafes and restaurants. A car definitely isn't needed and if anyone wanted to explore the island further it is easy and not expensive by public transport. On our return journey to the airport, my husband said he had really enjoyed the holiday and would like to come back to the villa again but next time for 2 weeks as 8 nights wasn’t long enough! Praise indeed from the man who doesn’t really like holidays and in almost 30 years of marriage we have never ever returned to the same holiday hotel/ venue. I did try and book for later this year but the dates I wanted were booked so it will have to be next year.
The review form asks "Would you recommend the holiday rental to a friend?"
What a dilemma. If I answer truthfully and recommend Casa Strutt I am seriously reducing my chances of getting booked again!!? So I will answer yes but only if they take me with them!
“fantastic villa” What a wonderful villa,we stayed here the end of May with husband,3 sons eldest sons girlfriend and grandson.The villa itself is just how it is the photos ,it was lovely and clean and kitchen was well equipped.The pool was used daily but i would recommend heating on in May it was a bit chilly for grandson.The conservatory was great to sit and have lunch.The surrounding villas were largely empty which for us was a bonus it was quiet and private.We hired a car but didn't use it much,this holiday was for relaxing by the pool and walking to the beach which isn't very far away.A five minute walk is the super market with every thing you need there.Further away you will find some great restaurants (Larnis) Lovely food but a bit on the expensive side.To sum it all up we would go back tomorrow!
“Fabulous villa and the pool was bliss” We had a fabulous relaxing 9 night holiday. The villa was great, very well furnished with a fabulous ceiling fan in the main bedroom which was much appreciated in the heat. The pool was bliss, very clean, refreshing but without the cold shock. Our little boy had a great time jumping in and swimming around everyday.
The area was very peaceful and the view from the villa of the hills/mountains and sea was lovely.
We didn't hire a car, we walked, used the bus and taxis. We felt that the villa was perfectly positioned with access to some very good local amenities - a supermarket a minute walk away and another very well stocked supermarket at a nearby complex where there was also a good childrens play area and cafes. It was also not too far to walk to the Marina along the promenade or over the headland to the Papagayo beach.
It was a great holiday as my friend lives in Lanzarote and we had been invited to her wedding, so we had a celebration to enjoy with her and some old school friends who'd also come over. It was good fun meeting up for barbecues at our villas and meals at the restaurants in the Marina and Playa Blanca.
The English speaking housekeeping service were very helpful and were able to arrange for us to have a late checkout as we had an evening flight, so we had a great last day chilling in the pool before flying home.
“Fantastic villa - highly recommended!” Fantastic villa in a great location.
Seemless booking process with Maureen, who was friendly and helpful.
Spotlessly clean, very well appointed accomodation. Very spacious and comfortably furnished, with everything you could want. Lovely (heated) pool and terrace area.
Easy to walk to local marina area, where there are numorous restaurants and up-market (but reasonably priced) bars. Playa Blanca itself can be reached via a 30 minute walk if you fancy a change of scenery. Taxis from both the marina and Playa Blanca are about £3 each way and cheaper than the bus if there are more than two of you.
Well stocked supermarket about five minutes walk away.
Had a great holiday here - very highly recommended.
“Very impressive villa” Clean, well equipped and spacious villa. Party of 5 spent a very relaxing week here in January. The villa was a really comfortable place to hang out and the pool was fab, particularly when the weather was so glorious.
The master bedroom upstairs is really impressive, but the downstairs bedrooms are quite small and both twin bedded, so perhaps not the most suitable for 3 couples. However there are really nice outdoor seating and dining areas, so overall the villa has a spacious feel. Would definitely recommend it.
“Wonderful holiday” We had a wonderful "switch off" holiday. The villa is lovely - clean - everything is there that you need - even the hair dryers!! The site itself is lovely and the shops and beach all within walking distance. Lovely restaurants to eat in. Everyone really friendly. Would recommend it to anyone.
“Beautiful and secluded” Just back from probably the wettest week in Lanzatote history! However that didn’t detract from what it could have been.
The villa is well appointed, with reverse air con (coin meter) which came in very handy when it was chilly. There’s also more boxed sets on the tv than you could watch in a lifetime, very handy when the weather is poor. Everything you could think you want is there, even a torch and hot water bottle!
The pool and garden are delightful and the sunbathing terrace by the patio doors is completely secluded. This also offers an amount of shade should you need it. Pool towels are supplied which helps reduce packing, another plus! The garden is lit at night, perfect for evening drinks or bbq by the pool.
The lovely owners, Alan and Hazel, were staying next door and were on hand for any issues. These for us were purely rain induced (and only due to the unprecedented amount that fell in one go) but were dealt with without qualms or delay. They also helped on our last day by looking after our luggage while we spent time in town.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and these owners, in fact we are going back in November to see what winter sun is really like!
“Fantastic!” Can't rate this villa highly enough! We are regular visitors to faro park and this villa is most definitely one of our favourite! Perfect for families as the pool is separated off which was really useful with a toddler being part of our group. Kathy and Brian were always very quick to respond to any of our queries and very helpful with any extras we needed. Will be recommending the villa to family and friends for sure!
“Perfect” Excellent accommodation. Everything we required. Pool and terrace exactly what we wanted, very well used by us. Weather perfect between 22 and 25 degrees. Wonderful promonade/esplanade must be about 4/5 miles, so good for walking/jogging/dining etc.
“Perfect Villa in Great Location” We were very impressed with the villa. It was extremely clean and tidy with plenty of space. Our two boys (7 & 4) had plenty of space and really enjoyed the pool. Although we were concerned about the pool not being big enough before we travelled, this was not the case at all - it was perfect. We didn't find anything missing from the villa - rather the opposite in that it even had bucket and spades available for our trips to the beach :-) Mike was perfect, he was there if needed but never intruded - he also gave perfect directions when we got a little lost! All communication with Rachel was very friendly and professional and our deposit was returned very quickly. We would definately stay here again as a very good location, being so close to the stunning Marina Rubicon and a short drive from Playa Blanca (espeically liked Flamingo beach)